Central Park and Big Mouth Recasting

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, Hollywood creators are listening even more to the demand for more Black voices to be heard in film and television. And in the case of two animated series featuring mixed race characters, we will literally be hearing more Black voices.

Netflix’s Big Mouth and Apple TV+’s Central Park, a pair of animated comedies for adults, have featured female mixed race characters voiced by actresses Jenny Slate and Kristen Bell respectively. Now, after careful consideration, both of the actresses will be stepping away from those characters in order to allow a Black or mixed race voice actress to take over the roles. Read More »

The Social Network Dialogue

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a closer look at the script Aaron Sorkin wrote for The Social Network to see how he uses certain literary devices to give dialogue rhythms and melodies. Plus, watch a wonderful conversation with Ben Stiller‘s late parents, the amazing Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, about their early career in show biz. And finally, listen to actors like Harrison Ford, Jeff Goldblum, Terry Crews, Kristen Bell, and more recalling their first IMDb credit. Read More »

Free Quibi Subscription from T-Mobile

Quibi is still on track to debut on April 6, even in the face of a lawsuit trying to stop them, bringing a cavalcade of new movies (in chapters) and TV shows that you’ll be able to stream to your phone. You probably won’t be watching this stuff on-the-go as Quibi originally intended, at least not while the coronavirus outbreak is still spreading across the globe, but you can still check them out from the comfort of your own home. Plus, T-Mobile will let you get a free Quibi subscription for a year

On top of that, we have two new trailers for Quibi programming, one with Chance the Rapper rebooting the prank show Punk’d that once thrived at MTV, and the other a Jennifer Lopez-produced series called Thanks a Million, bringing some much needed heart-warming kindness to the table by having a celebrity or public figure giving $100,000 to an unsuspecting individual who must pay it forward to help others in their community. Read More »

Anthony Daniels Breaks Down C-3PO Costumes

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see what the infamous “Butthole Cut” of the box office bomb Cats might have looked like. Plus, Star Wars franchise actor Anthony Daniels runs through the various versions of the C-3PO costume that he donned over the years, and Frozen and The Good Place star Kristen Bell looks back at her most famous roles, including Veronica Mars and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Read More »

Nickelodeon Coronavirus Town Hall

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, kids all around the United States are home from school for the foreseeable future. But some of the younger ones may not fully understand exactly why they’re home, and some parents may not be sure how to best explain it to them. Nickelodeon wants to help with #KidsTogether: The Nickelodeon Town Hall, an hour-long special offering “a kid’s-eye view of life today amid the COVID-19 outbreak.” We’re not sure how you’ll get kids to sit still for an hour to watch something like this, but maybe having Frozen star Kristen Bell hosting the special will help. Read More »

AppleTV+ Launch Date

Apple TV+ presented panels to the Television Critics Association for the first time since its launch on November 1. Two of the shows appearing on the panel shows have already been renewed for a second season before they premiere (just like some of the shows that have already debuted on the streamer), and Apple announced premiere dates for them and a couple other upcoming original series.

Chris Evans, Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, Daveed Diggs, Rob McElhenney, and more star in the upcoming Apple TV+ shows Defending Jacob, Central Park, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banqet, and Home Before Dark. And you can find out all about them below. Read More »

‘Frozen 2’ Featurette Goes Beyond Arendelle

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Frozen 2 is now in theaters, giving audiences everywhere a whole new set of earworms to get lodged in the old cabeza. Your mind is likely already made up about whether or not you’ll see the movie, but if you need more convincing, this new Frozen 2 featurette plays up how expansive the Frozen world gets in the long-awaited sequel. As Kristen Bell says in the video below, “Frozen 2 is a much bigger world.”

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Frozen Crosswalk: The Musical

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as James Corden rounds up the cast of Frozen 2 for a new edition of his recurring Crosswalk: The Musical segment, bringing the original Frozen to the streets of Los Angeles. Plus, find out how the classic holiday movie It’s A Wonderful Life compares to the short story on which it’s based, and listen as Al Pacino breaks down four of his most famous film roles. Read More »

The Mandalorian Easter Eggs

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see all The Mandalorian Easter eggs and references to the rest of the Star Wars universe you might have missed in the first episode. Plus, Kristen Bell and Jimmy Fallon sing through the history of Disney songs on The Tonight Show, and go behind the scenes of the fourth season premiere of Rick and Morty. Read More »

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Frozen 2 Trailer

Back in 2013, Disney surprised everyone with Frozen, an original animated musical that became a giant hit, both as movie and a chart-topping soundtrack that you couldn’t get out of your head. Six years later, they’re going to try it all over again with Frozen 2. The soundtrack appears to be on the right path to being another earworm, and a new trailer promises an epic adventure that will test the strength of Elsa’s powers and appears to reveal exactly where they came from. Watch the new Frozen 2 trailer below. Read More »